Hi, I’m Joan Craig…
My goal as a yoga therapist and wellness coach is to help you make your body feel good so that you can do what brings you joy. And along the way, I hope you get a feeling of inner peace and joy too.
I help you take simple, practical action steps based on science, direct experience, and your inner wisdom.
I am a Fellow of Applied Functional Science, which means I completed a biomechanics intensive with the Gray Institute, world leaders in functional movement assessment and programming. I know how to assess and improve movement in an integrated, holistic way, seeing all the body parts connected and working together.
I’m also a Certified Yoga Therapist, with experience using yoga to help restore function when people have musculoskeletal injuries or pain. I trained in the alignment principles of yoga under the mentorship of Lillah Schwartz, who studied with BKS Iyengar in Pune, India. I am certified in Functional Manual Reaction, which means I can use my hands to help you move more efficiently.
I served in the US Peace Corps Honduras as a water and sanitation volunteer and am fluent in Spanish. I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in English.
My work and my play intersect a lot! I love to be outside, dance, watch comedies, and listen to my sweet husband play music.
Choose Joyful Health is my personal motto and mission, and I do my best to remember that every day and every moment it is a CHOICE.
Please note that as a yoga therapist, I am NOT a licensed medical professional and can not diagnose or medically treat illness or disease.